The host nation beat Spain on penalties at the arena on Monday morning (AEST). The two teams drew 1-1 after extra time, but Russia prevailed 4-3 on penalties, with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saving Koke's and Iago Aspas’s spot-kicks.

"I should say that the the Luzhniki Stadium is a very lucky arena - two games and two good, beautiful victories [for Russia]," Sobyanin said.

Russia also thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium in the opening match of the World Cup on June 14.

Sobyanin added that the team "have done the impossible" and urged everyone to continue rooting for them.

Russia will next face Croatia at Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Sunday (AEST).